(Closed) Extreme lace alterations? Freaking out!!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
1342 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@kbtobe:  Did you express this to the shop?  Do they have on-site alterations?  If so, ask them to come out and all of you talk about it.  If they really are still pushing, I’d probably trust them that they know what they are doing.  The last thing they want is to assure you it will be fine and then it ends up being a mess.  


You look beautiful!!!!!!!!

Post # 5
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

First, I agree with PP to communicate your concerns clearly with the seamtress. If they don’t know what you’re worried about, they can’t better prevent that from coming to pass. Also, try to give them a clear picture of what you envision the end-result to be.


I think what they might end up doing is taking the hips in layer by layer so that the lace overlay on top matches up. The bottom silk-tulle layers likely have more than one seam, so that should not be too hard. They may have to create side seams with the top lace layer, but I doubt it. If the original design has only one seam at the zipper, an experienced seamstress would know how to take it in without compromising the flow of the skirt or the pattern of the lace.

Post # 6
3340 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

The top of my dress is covered in patches of lace.  I had NO idea how they were going to let out some sections and take in other sections, but they did it and you can’t tell at all!  Have faith.  It will turn out beautiful!

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